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. that is all the time we have left. thank you for being with us. we'll see you back here monday night. >> greta: tonight governor palin is here and ambassador rice is under fire. is there something else at play? >> this week cbs news became the first news organization besides fox to ask president obama who changed the benghazi talking points? this is very dangerous for the white house. journalists should suddenly start asking real questions. >> whole issue of benghazi has been a dre fair. >> we do not intend to stand by while ambassador susan rice, who had nothing to do with it, tragic benghazi attack, or its aftermath is made the scapegoat of the tragedy, because she relayed to the public the only official intelligence that was available to the administration, at the time. >> i have found no heroes here in washington. the focus on and in some cases the obsessive focus on ambassador rice's appearance on a series of sunday shows several months ago is misplaced and misguided. >> why did the administration put her out there as the spokesperson and try to what it end up being misleading the world o
. thank you for being with us. we'll see you back here monday night. >> this week, cbs became the first news organization besides fox to ask who changed the talking points. this is very dangerous for gormists to start asking questions. >> the whole issue of benghazi has been a tawdry affair. >> we do not intend to sfand by while ambassador susan rice, who had nothing to do with this tragic benghazi attack, or its aftermath, is made the scapegoat of the tragedy because she relayed to the public, the only official intelligence that was available to the administration at the time. >> i have found no heroes here in washington. the focus on... and in some case, the obsessive focus on ambassador rice's appearance on a series of sunday shows several months ago is misplaced and misguided. >> why did the administration put her out there as the spokesperson to end up misleading the world on what really happened in benghazi. i believe a president should be able to pick his cabinet, unless it's something egregeious. the senate robberies are saying, if what you said on five consecutive shows on sund
and afghanistan, shaving another trillion off of the deficit. that gets us to around 4 trillion in deficit over the next ten years. we are almost at 5 trillion in deficit reduction. as they sign the game shows, that's not all. the white house is also asking for about 200 billion in stimulus. according to the weekly standard, when senate minority leader mitch mcconnell saw the proposal, he quote, burst into laughter. he literally lol 'd. >> i've been very guarded in what i wanted to say. i didn't want it make it harder for me it say or the president or members of both parties to find common ground. but when i come out the day after the election and make it clear that republicans will put revenue on the table, i took a great risk. and then the white house spends three weeks trying to develop a proposal and they send one up here, the calls for $1.6 trillion of new taxes, calls for not even $400 billion in cuts, and they want to have extra spending, that's actually greater than the amount they are willing to cut. i mean, it's -- it was not a serious proposal. and so, right now, we're almost nowhere
. >> all of us have to get out of our comfort zones to make that happen. >> we are ready to work for the president. >> buffed the president's proposal. >> the wrong approach. >> tim geithner brought them a deal. >> it didn't go bellwell. >> they thought was lewdrous. >> gave republicans nothing. >> my offer is this. >> my offer is this. >> nothing. >> nothing. >> republicans were very much offended. >> mitch mcconnell lasted at the offer. >> burst into laughter. >> laughing at the president's package -- >> that catch them by surprise at all? >> they have to come up with their pennsylvania package. >> we are ready to work with him. >> i promise ton laugh at it. >> we can solve these problems. >> we are almost everywhere. >> republicans not seeking our will on the president. >> democrats have the leverage and they know it. >> listen, this is a negotiation. >> what is negotiable? >> nothing. >> nothing. >> obama wants to go over the cliff. >> they are toward fight this all the way. >> only ten legislative days to go. >> what happens when we go over the cliff? a democrat orgasm happe
in petaluma, what more can you tell us? >> hey there, kelly. this has been a three-day buildup, it started on wednesday and went overnight thursday and friday more rain and heavy rains at night and ten inches across the entire region and we saw some flooding earlier here at petaluma and the levels on the river is gone down a bit and there was heavy rain there and the home of michael jimenez was flooded pretty badly and we heard there was heavy rains overnight and that came in flooding a local park and rushed into the town and here is how he described what happened. take a listen. >> okay. (inaudible) >> okay, don't think we have the sound there. and we heard that a utility worker was killed yesterday working for pg and e when his truck hit a traffic signal light in sacramento and very heavy rain then. what happens now? well, there are still many power outages across the region and about 2,500 homes reported without power earlier. at one point 16,000 people without electricity and tonight's storm comes in, we're expecting that to develop so heavily that many more thousands of people will b
. the guy in the back. >> is today the ambassador to syria reiterated the fear that if the u.s. provides weapons to the syrian opposition they will wind up in the hands of extremists. i was wondering if you could speak about what the new coalition is specifically doing to build a closer relationship with the three syrian army and various militias fighting on the ground. it seems more likely the syrian opposition will receive assistance if the new coalition can show they are in away unified with the people doing the fighting. >> thank you. >> the u.s. position has been repeated many times that we will not give assistance, it may go to the wrong hands. if the u.s. stays in its position, they are getting the money from some groups in the gulf countries or in other areas. you can play a role in the transition rather than waiting until the transition is done. the lack of support, we see the increasing influence of t. this is the fear we have. this is a shared concern of the international community. we do not need the nature of the syrian people -- committed to the international community and
retired as parliamentarian of the u.s. senate last year. this is his first interview since then. akil amar and sterling professor of law at yale law school. and msnbc contributor, victoria defrancesco soto. great to have you all here. all right. if president obama wants to get anything done in his second term, democrats in the senate will have to overcome one major obstacle, the filibuster. since democrats took control of both chambers of congress in 2007, republicans have used the filibuster as a bludgeon against them to pass basic legislation. the senate bills that actually passed has dropped from just over 25% to a record low of 2.8% this year. the rate held steady at 10% through the clinton and bush years and then plummeted when democrats took control of congress in 2007. that is due in no small part to the filibuster. it's mutated to a routine impediment to legislative progress. it has turned congress into a body incapable of acting except in times of crises. it's just like the fiscal cliff right now. this was designed to force congress to deal with the deficit. now senate majority le
use it to extract policy concessions from the majority as republicans did in 2011. in other words within the argument for the debt ceiling with s that we should enter the american economy into a becau majo v that i argument. it is long past time to get rid of the debt ceiling and the modified mcconnell/obama plan is as good a way as any to do it. it gives lawmakers a way it avoid a fiscal cliff or fiscal curve. it can end flirtations with fiscal suicide. that the last word. i'm ezra klein in for ed o'donnell. >>> the president has returned from his trip. chris matthews and "hardball" is next. >>> a no-brainer for boehner. let's play "hardball." ♪ good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me the start tonight with this. somebody has got to break it to mr. boehner, your side lost. romney, remember him? he's the guy who ran on the rich man's platform. the hands off the big boys' ticket. he's the guy who said his fellow 2%ers have your back. mr. boehner, ye of limited memory, the voters looked this issue directly in the eye, they heard your guy, romney, playing palace guar
us with facts. again and again -- >> it's very timely. >> the president has been arguing for the last two years that the rich can afford to go back to the clinton rates, and we see that with many studies. we see also that when you cut rates at the top, it doesn't always correspond to economic growth. the data is not there to support the right's position, but they believe it as if it's theology. >> let's go to politics we also agree on. i think boehner is playing a dangerous game. boehner says we're not only going to face this fiscal cliff, we're facing endless fights over debt ceilings from now on. there's going to be this regular thing, this, you know, veg-o-matic. we have to go through this whole thing. he's saying to the liberals who might be willing to go along with the deal, even if you go along with this, there will be more to pay in two months in february, then more a few months after that. he's making it very difficult for the president to convince his progressives, maybe we ought to give a little. if i give here on medicare, i'm going to have to give again in a month and anot
and every country in the world is watching us like a bunch of crazy people -- >> they were willing to do this -- >> we disagree on this. the country goes down, and the rich republicans are blamed for it. that's why i think a lot of rich people on wall street are saying to boehner, stop it already. we can live with a little tax increase. we're loaded up here. just move on and don't screw up the economy because we'll lose a lot more money if this market crashes to a second great recession. >> chris, i think to some extent the market has priced in the notion we would go over the fiscal cliff -- >> you're wrong. no. everybody -- who you talking to? i keep talking to people and they -- who you talking to? >> i actually spoke with a source the other day who is in washington, he's an attorney, who said, listen -- >> a lawyer? >> a lawyer but speaks to a lot of folks that are wall street types who says the market could take it for a couple of weeks. we're not talking months. >> the cake is baked and they think the intelligence of politicians is up to this challenge. >> but wall street doesn't re
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